Sunday, June 6, 2010

And the sea turned silver . . .

When I put together this montage I was struck by how I could "squarify" it into two separate pictures. And I'll bet that if you take a look at some of your own work, you may discover the same thing.

In addition to the squared stand-alone effect, what I like about this montage is the semi-monochromatic, metallic, silvery, mystical feeling it has.

At the risk of sounding pompous, when I create something like this, I am stunned. That's the reward, isn't it? The way we can surprise, delight, and amaze ourselves. To be able to share it with others is the icing on the cake. ©Carol Leigh


Diane Miller said...

To think of turning this into 2 square images (or just 2 separate images, that happen to be square in this case) is great seeing. Each is stronger than the original. What a beautiful texture to add, too! The "horizon" and "water" are perfect!

Carol Leigh said...

Thanks again. The original is weaker than each of the square versions because I think there's just a bit too much space in between the two crows. I should have placed them closer together.

I suggest we look through our own photo libraries and see if there are photos that today, seeing them with new eyes, would look good as two separate, square, photographs. --Carol "it's hip to be square" Leigh